Is Big Brother Emerging?

big brother is watching youReader NII comments on recent government activities, implying they may be ready to act in some sort of big way. I will admit that things do not look right and that we should be worried:

NII: Hmm. And you have huge amounts of ammo in hands of govt agency AND tests with military in towns like Miami, Houston, Minneapolis, East St luis. Too much happening.


Meet ARGUS: The World’s Highest Resolution Video Surveillance Platform

Posted on January 29, 2013 by Michael Krieger

The most interesting this about this creepy camera brought to you by the kind folks at the Defense Advance d Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is the fact that just like in George Orwell’s classic dystopic novel 1984, the government wants you to know they have this technology. From ExtremeTech:

DARPA and the US Army have taken the wraps off ARGUS-IS, a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that can resolve details as small as six inches from an altitude of 20,000 feet (6km). ARGUS is by far the highest-resolution surveillance platform in the world, and probably the highest-resolution camera in the world, period.

ARGUS, which would be attached to some kind of unmanned UAV (such as the Predator) and flown at an altitude of around 20,000 feet, can observe an area of 25 square kilometers (10sqmi) at any one time. If ARGUS was hovering over New York City, it could observe half of Manhattan. Two ARGUS-equipped drones, and the US could keep an eye on the entirety of Manhattan, 24/7.


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